Friday, 31 December 2010

Northern Pits: Black-necked Grebe, Eurasian White-fronted Goose, 6 Pintail (4 drakes), Little Owl.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Rudd Pit: Bittern reported.

Moorings: Bittern flew south and then back north at 09:50; 8 Goosander (4 drakes).

Island Pit: Sparrowhawk.

Little Paxton village: WAXWING in tree along Great North Road briefly at 08:20 before flying NE.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Island Pit: 4 Smew (2 drakes), Woodcock, Buzzard.

Heronry South: 2 Marsh Tits by education centre.

Moorings: 15 Goosander (7 drakes).

Washout Pit: 14 Siskins over.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Little Paxton village: 5 WAXWINGS feeding in a rowan tree along Hawthorn Close from c.14:10-15:00.

One of five Waxwings, Little Paxton.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

A1 North Pit: 5 Smew (2 drakes).

Heronry South: 14 Lesser Redpolls.

Moorings: 10 Goosander (4 drakes) on river, Bittern.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Great Meadow: Chiffchaff, Treecreeper.

Heronry South: Marsh Tit nr Hayden Hide.

Moorings: 6 Goosander (1 drake) on river, plus a further 6 drakes flew over.

Little Paxton village: 2 Coal Tits and 2 Reed Buntings in Gordon Road.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Heronry South: 53+ Skylarks flew south, 15 Lesser Redpolls in Silver Birches by Hayden Hide.

Island Pit: 2 Woodcocks

Moorings: 6 Goosanders (4 drakes) on river.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Washout Pit: 2 Bitterns flew towards river at 15:25.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

A1 North Pit: 7 Red-crested Pochards (5 drakes), 3 Buzzards, c.20 Fieldfare.

Island Pit: 3 Peregrines (a male and 2 females) over together, c.35 Skylarks north.

Diddington & Pumphouse Pits: 4 adult Whooper Swans flew NE, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Curlew, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

A1 North Pit: 8 Red-crested Pochards (6 drakes).

Heronry North/Washout Pit: Little Owl just north of main quarry workings offices.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Washout Pit: Bittern flew to south west corner of reedbed at 15:05.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Northern Pits: 3 drake Pintail, 2 Woodcocks, Curlew still.

Heronry Pits: 2 Sparrowhawks, Marsh Tit.

Island Pit: redhead Smew.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

A1 North Pit: 7 Red-crested Pochards (5 drakes), Sparrowhawk, Siskin over.

Heronry Pits: Kingfisher, Nuthatch (heard only), 2 Marsh Tits, 11 Lesser Redpolls feeding in Silver Birch tree by the Hayden Hide.

Island Pit: Siskin over.

Moorings: Bittern seen in flight along river at midday.

Diddington/Pumphouse Pits: 3 Snipe, Curlew, 3 Redshank.

Sailing Lake: Sparrowhawk, Siskin over.

Visitors' Centre: Marsh Tit at bird table.

Washout Pit: drake and redhead Goosander on river adjacent to Washout.

Little Paxton village: Buzzard over west, Grey Wagtail.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Northern Pits: drake Pintail, immature male Peregrine, Curlew.

Meadow: Woodcock over at dusk.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Island Pit: redhead Goosander, 5 Woodcocks.

Northern Pits: redhead Smew, 5 Snipe, 2 Redshanks.

Boughton Lodge Farm: Siskin.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Bittern reported, though no location given.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Island Pit: 78+ Barnacle Geese over, heading SSW (probably originating from the Bedfordshire population); drake and redhead Goosander.

Heronry North: redhead Smew.

Northern Pits: female Scaup, 14 Snipe, 1+ Redshank.

Boughton Lodge Farm: Siskin.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Heronry South: Snipe over, Marsh Tit nr education centre, 3 Lesser Redpolls feeding in Silver Birch between Hayden Hide and education centre.

Arable Fields: c.60 Fieldfare.